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Asia Pacific

MSSP Alert’s regional coverage of managed security services providers, cybersecurity news and events in Asia Pacific including Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and more.

Guardforce AI Acquires Penetration Testing Firm Handshake Networking

Guardforce AI acquires information security & penetration testing consultants Handshake Networking for Asia expansion.

Phishers Masquerade as Australian Cyber Agency Officials in Malware Campaign

Hackers masquerading as Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) officials target unsuspecting victims in a malevolent phishing campaign.

Deloitte Hong Kong Embraces Qualys VMDR, EDR Cybersecurity Services

Deloitte Hong Kong leverages Qualys to deliver various vulnerability & threat management offerings to customers. Parent Deloitte is a Top 250 MSSP.

Guardforce MSSP Security Services Leverage Robots, Pentesting

Guardforce expands physical & managed IT security services in Asia. Promotes robot security capabilities plus Handshake Networking penetration testing partnership.

MSSP CyberCX Buys OffSec Testing Company Insomnia Security

MSSP CyberCX purchases offensive security (OffSec) testing firm Insomnia Security to extend its New Zealand market reach.

DDoS Attacks on New Zealand Stock Exchange Highlight Global Spike in ISP Assaults

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks rocked New Zealand’s stock exchange operator (NZX) for five days. Here’s a closer look at the NZX DDoS attacks.

China Harnesses Taidoor Malware for Remote Access Attacks, DHS Warns

China’s government leverages Taidoor malware for remote access trojan attacks, according to The Department of Homeland Security’s CISA, the FBI, and the Department of Defense (DoD) warning.

CyberCX Acquires Cybersecurity Solutions Provider Basis Networks

Managed security services provider (MSSP) CyberCX buys cybersecurity solutions provider Basis Networks & explores network security market opportunities.

Global Email Phishing Attacks Allegedly Tied to India Services Provider

India-based IT security services provider BellTroX Info Tech allegedly launched email phishing attacks against private equity firm KKR, short seller Muddy Waters & more.

NTT Communications Data Breach: Emerging Details

NTT Communications apparently suffered a data breach. Hackers used Microsoft Active Directory as a stepping stone in the remote attack, initial NTT analysis suggests.